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June 5, 2017


NPR report details ‘Pathways’ project in California

faculty working on pathways

Faculty at Mt. San Antonio College in LA work on new semester-by-semester pathways for their students.

Under pressure from lawmakers and the public to increase community college graduation rates, the California system of 113 community colleges is moving to an approach known as “guided pathways." In a recent NPR Marketplace segment, reporter Amy Scott explains how the Pathways Project—which includes Columbus State—is being implemented in California. Listen to the full story.


Successful job fair serves hundreds

The Office of Student Conduct hosted an employment expo last month that saw 340 job seekers and more than 75 exhibitors attend. Terrence Brooks, director of Student Conduct reported that 90+ percent of the job seekers in attendance reported meeting potential employers, and finding employment and community resources.

The Office of Career Services helped individuals completing resumes, submit online applications and prepare for interviews. “One of the best moments of this event was watching a job seeker leave the event jumping in the air and exclaiming that they found a job!”



Phishing continues – don’t be a victim

In the past week Columbus State has been the victim of a high volume of phishing attempts. Some of these phishing attempts appear to be coming from a valid College email address, making it appear as if you are receiving the email from someone here at Columbus State.

Please be suspect of any email asking for your username or password or one that asks that you click on a link, or go to a dropbox. 

Do not respond to emails asking for your username or your password and do not click on links contained in emails.If you have questions about an email, contact the Help Desk at ext. 5050 for assistance.

First Wednesday is June 7

First Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, June 7, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.  The meeting will also be live streamed online at where you will be prompted to enter the password cougars.

Faculty Idea Exchange coming June 9

The annual Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) will be held Friday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD.  

All full-time and adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend this annual professional development opportunity.  Registration is free


SAC Raffle names winners

The following employees won prizes in the Staff Advisory Council’s recent raffle:

Two Tickets to Taste the Future 2017 - Autumn Altizer and Tracy La Mar Nickoli
One Semester VIP Reserved Parking Space - Carie Davis, Darlene Roberson, Cullen Daniel, Rick Hatcher, Tiffany McClain and Tina Davis
$15 in Vouchers at the AVI Food Court - Jerri Heine and Dale Gresson
Massage Gift Certificate at the Student Clinic - Tonya Anderson Russell and Renee Hill
Ten personal training sessions - Human Performance Center - Michelle Teasley and Keith Kipp
Bookstore Gift Pack and $15 Gift Card - Marie Potts and Laurie Johns
Christopher’s Student Restaurant Certificate - Brad Farmer and Jacqueline Leisenheimer
Print Services, Marketing and Communications Goodie Bag - Terri Gehr, Jamie Powell, Mike Womer and Jackie Jenkins
Exercise Band or Ball - HR Wellness Department - Vanessa Langhurst and Margaret Power
Lunch Tote Gift Pack - Recreation and Wellness Department - Terri Kegley

If you are a raffle winner and want to claim your prize contact Sherita Golden at ext. 5988.


News from the Discovery District


New classes start at Replenish Spa on Tuesday, June 6. “Yoga Enlarged” is a class for people who identify as curvy. A new 8-week session of the New Beginners' series starts next Tuesday, and they welcome you to join them if you want a doorway into this awesome practice. 

Food Truck Fridays are in full swing at State Auto from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring different trucks each week. Definitely a day to skip the brown bag!

Thurber House’s first Literary Picnic of the year is this Wednesday, June 7. Bob Hunter will be reading from his Thurberville book and talk about all things old-school Columbus. Some of you may know him best from his days at the Columbus Dispatch or for his last book on Chic Harley, the famous OSU football player. It is going to be a lot of fun, so grab your tickets, now:
Thurber House’s Literary Picnic series runs through August featuring authors of all genres but who have an Ohio connection. Buy a dinner or bring your own, but don’t forget your lawn chair and best buddy! Check out the lineup here:

Remember to register your young ones in Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Club this summer. There are lots of programs, prizes, and more, and not just for the young ones, so bookmark your local branch library and keep reading. Visit CML’s website here:

It’s time for PBJ&Jazz at the Topiary Park! Don’t miss the Jazz Arts Group playing in the Park along with other activities on the second Saturday of every month starting June 10 and running through September.  

Also, mark your calendars for the Topiary Park movie series! Thanks to the Discovery Special Improvement District for supporting the series. Check out the lineup here:



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